Episodes

This week, New Mexico in Focus looks at the health problems associated with e-cigarettes. Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned against vaping, especially by children, teens and other vulnerable parts of the population. Senior producer Matt … Continue reading Teen Vaping, Carlsbad Hospital Suing Patients, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, host Gene Grant talks with ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) advocate Terri O’Hare about what it’s like to navigate Albuquerque as a person with a disability. Jim Linnell, UNM Theatre Professor Emeritus, is … Continue reading ADA Advocate Terri O’Hare, UNM Theatre Professor Emeritus Jim Linnell, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Antonia Gonzales goes to Sandia Pueblo for an interview with Sec. Lynn Trujillo of the New Mexico Department of Indian Affairs. Trujillo talks about tribal priorities on the state level, including big … Continue reading Secretary Lynn Trujillo of NM Dept. of Indian Affairs, NM Environment Dept. Secretary James Kenney, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, senior producer Matt Grubs sits down for an in-depth conversation with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham about her ambitions goal of raising New Mexico’s public education system to be the best in the country. … Continue reading Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Education, Pop-up Park in the International District, The Line

This week, New Mexico in Focus features an interview with Janet Napolitano, President Barack Obama’s first Homeland Security Secretary. Napolitano argues that, since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the United States needs to focus its attention and resources on actual … Continue reading Janet Napolitano, Our Land Gila River, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, producer Matt Grubs sits down with Rep. Alonzo Baldonado and Sen. Mimi Stewart to discuss the aftermath of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s recent dismissal of Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo. Lawmakers from both parties … Continue reading Public Education Secretary Karen Trujillo Dismissal, State of Education for New Mexico’s Public Schools, The Line

 This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick talks with two scholars at the University of New Mexico about a delicate subject – slavery.  Slavery was common in the Southwest, especially in our state. Native Americans were captured … Continue reading Slavery in New Mexico, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Movement, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with Nikki Nojima Louis, who was among 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated in camps across the West during World War II. Nojima Louis now lives in Albuquerque and works … Continue reading Internment Camps and the Immigration Debate, “Molly of Denali” Producer Has New Mexico Ties, The Line

This week on New Mexico in Focus, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus speaks with outgoing Senator Tom Udall about the struggle for action on climate change during his final 18 months in the U.S. Senate. Paskus also takes viewers along for … Continue reading Tom Udall on Climate Change, International Folk Art Market, Human Trafficking in NM

This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Megan Kamerick sits down with a groundbreaking local figure in the field of public health. Michael Bird is a regular contributor on our Line opinion panel segments. But he is also a … Continue reading Michael Bird on Health Disparities for Native Americans, Migrant Crisis, Female Full-Contact Sports in NM